The Nursery class are proudly supporting World Down Syndrome Awareness day tomorrow by wearing odd or funky socks . All welcome to join us as we celebrate the inclusion and wellbeing of those we know and love with Down Syndrome.
Well done to both of the St Mary’s pupils who represented their school, club and families at half-time in the Armagh -v- Fermanagh NFL game at the weekend in Crossmaglen.
There were some fantastic costumes in P7 for World Book Day 2019, well done to all. As well as having literacy workshops with Ann Garvey, the children in P7 and P6/7 also tuned in to the BBC Teach Live Lesson on World Book Day. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed it and submitted photos and answers to the many questions via email during the live feed. This followed on from another great day earlier in the week, when author Declan Carville visited our school.
A huge thank you to everyone who attended the quiz in the football club on Friday night. It proved a great nights craic for both children and adults. It was also great to see some past pupils coming back to support St. Mary’s….thanks lads! Money raised on the night and from donations earlier in the week amounted to just over £600. A word of thanks also to the winning team who very kindly donated their prize money back to our worthy cause. This money will be added to the fund and will be used to purchase an outdoor climbing frame for P1 and P2 children. Many thanks to all those from the club who helped make the night such a success.
Friday, March 15th will be a non-uniform day. Pupils are invited to wear something green as we celebrate our patron saint and hopefully raise some funds for the St Mary’s Eco Schools programme. A voluntary contribution of £1 per child or £2 per family would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks to Ann Garvey for coming in to school today to facilitate some public speaking workshops for Primary 7 and Primary 6 pupils, who are busy preparing their entries for the 2019 St Mary’s Environmental Youth Speak competition. The children were delighted to receive some tips in the art of public speaking from Ann Garvey, who is an expert in her field.
Pupils have been enhancing their literacy skills through this Eco Schools activity. This project will also incorporate ICT, as the children will submit their work through their Google Classroom.
There is great excitement building now with just one week to go to the big event. The winner will then go forward to represent St Mary’s at the Newry, Mourne & Down DC Final later in the month.
Well done to the P7 quizzers who came fourth in the Credit Union Chapter Level Quiz in the Armagh City Hotel last Friday evening. The children should be commended on not only their good performance, but also the preparation that they put in since the local heat in Forkhill.